by Wade Mooney Wed, 2021-06-02 08:40
Chris Wheatcraft wheeled his beautiful Mopar-powered Neon to the Verge Motorsports 4.70 Quick Outlaws win at Ohio’s Kil-Kare Dragway, but it was anything but easy for the veteran. During the first three rounds, he overcame subpar reaction times by doing a masterful job at the finish line to advance. The next three rounds saw him improve significantly, including a stellar .0173 in the final against red-lighting Jeremy Jensen in his 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. Both competitors ran it out, 4.714 to 4.708 respectively.
Wed, 2021-06-02 08:37
Racer and business owner, Chris Bishop has stepped up to give back to the SFG Promotions team. At the JEGS-SFG 500 in Bradenton this past April, you may have noticed the brand new SFG branded flags and crew shirts. These were all thanks to Bishop’s company, 1320 Marketing.
Bishop said, “I raced with SFG last year and had a blast, why not support it”.
Tue, 2021-06-01 15:48
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division at Maple Grove Raceway has been halted by rain and will conclude Aug. 28-30.
Tue, 2021-06-01 14:31
SFG Promotions, Inc. is excited to return to an improved Cedar Falls Motorsports Park for the FTI SFG 350 presented by JEGS June 3-5, 2021. Back again this year, racers will have the opportunity to race for $125,000 over three days of life-changing money bracket racing. Thursday’s $25,000-to-win race sponsored by JEGS will kick things off before twin $50,000-to-win races come to life Friday and Saturday which are sponsored by FuelTech and Hansen Global Inc. respectively.
Cedar Falls Motorsports Park has also made some facility improvements to help welcome back the FTI SFG 350 presented by JEGS. We were able to sit down with Cedar Falls Motorsports Park General Manager, Justin Kruse, to go over all of the exciting improvements.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2021-05-31 23:00
Jerry Eckman is willing to wager most of his racing friends have no idea he’s a Vietnam veteran. The former Pro Stock driver doesn’t talk about the days in a Southeast Asia jungle a lot, but if someone asks, he’s willing to share the experience.
He’s decided to open this chapter of his life to the readers of CompetitionPlus.com, a time in his life he characterizes as both painful and rewarding.
He’s decided to open this chapter of his life to the readers of CompetitionPlus.com, a time in his life he characterizes as both painful and rewarding. The pain came in seeing numerous kids both American and South Vietnamese lose their lives fighting for their countries.
“I was having the time of my life, a young man running all over Europe and having a good time,” said Eckman. “My enlistment was up after three years but I wanted to stay a little longer to see more of Europe. When my time in Europe was completed, I came back to the States.”
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Mon, 2021-05-31 15:31
ANDRA has announced a six-round championship series for Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle commencing at Hidden Valley Drag Strip, Northern Territory, July 16-17 and concluding at the Perth Motorplex, Western Australia on March 5-6.
The desert town of Alice Springs, 930 miles south of Hidden Valley, will host the second round on July 24-25.
Adelaide International Raceway, South Australia is home to round three of the championship on October 16-17. In recent times the track has been home to ANDRA Sportsman racing.
Mon, 2021-05-31 15:14
A pair of local Ohio racers showed out at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies Performance, as Toledo’s Jason Lee and Hamersville’s Eric McKinney raced to victory in pro classes at Summit Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon.
Lee, racing in Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction, scored his first-ever PDRA victory in Eric Gustafson’s Coast Packing Company “Lard Machine” ’69 Camaro. McKinney, a multi-time world champion in Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, earned another event victory on his McKinney Motorsports Hayabusa.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Dave Kommel Mon, 2021-05-31 11:53
When there's a tradition, regardless of the circumstances, there are diehards who will find a way to make it work. Case in point, the Bakersfield March Meet is a staple of nostalgia drag racing, and for the folks at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Ca., they were prepared to wait out a pandemic.
Thus, this weekend was the Bakersfield March Meet in May. Some things are worth waiting for.
Taking home top professional honors were Bobby Cottrell (Nostalgia Funny Car), Dan Horan Jr. (Nostalgia Top Fuel), Eric Gates (Fuel Altered), and Jeremy Hangar (Pro Modified).
Sun, 2021-05-30 06:02
Despite a challenging forecast for Saturday, racers in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) kicked off eliminations in dramatic fashion at the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies Performance at Summit Motorsports Park.
After finishing qualifying with a second session, the series completed the first round of eliminations in four out of six professional classes, as well as five sportsman and Jr. Dragster categories.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Dave Kommel Sat, 2021-05-29 07:24
After a two-month pandemic-related delay, the Good Vibrations Bakersfield March Meet thundered to life at Famoso Raceway just outside of Bakersfield, Ca.
Dan Horan Jr., Brett Williamson, and Johnny West all stand atop the leaderboard, with final qualifying runs slated for Saturday.
Horan established his role early in AA/FC qualifying by blasting out a 5.632 elapsed time at 249.40 miles per hour in his 1969 Camaro replica flopper. Defending series champion Bobby Cottrell was right on his heels with a 5.650, 258.12. James Day was third with a 5.654.